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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2023 released En Primeur  

  • Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2023 has been released for £1,320 per 12×75.  
  • ‘Armed with a beguiling symmetry’ said Neal Martin, who awarded a score of 96-98 points.  
  • While today’s release may be of interest, buyers may also consider the 2014 and 2019 vintages.  

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2023 has been released at €110 per bottle ex-négociant, down 35.3% on the 2022 release (€170).  

It is being offered by the international trade for £1,320 per 12×75, a 36.0% decrease on the 2022’s opening price (£2,064 a case).  

With respect to the 2022 vintage, volumes of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande are down by approximately 20%.  

Today’s release is less expensive than many other vintages currently available on the market. Buyers looking for opportunities in back vintages might consider the 2014 and 2019. See more pricing analysis below. 

Critical response  

William Kelley (The Wine Advocate), calling the 2023 ‘brilliant’, awarded a score of 97-99 points. According to him, it ‘will be worth a special effort to track down’. 

‘Intense and luxurious, with wonderful balance and grip, structured but effortlessly drinkable Pauillac with the precision and sculpted fruit quality of recent vintages at this exceptional estate’ said Jane Anson. She awarded the wine a score of 98 points, her joint-second highest of the vintage.  

Awarding a barrel score of 96-98 points, Neal Martin (Vinous) called the wine ‘outstanding’. According to him, the wine is ‘armed with a beguiling symmetry – poised yet intense on the finish’.  

‘Elegance and power combined’, said James Lawther MW (Jancis Robinson), awarding the wine his highest score of the vintage, 18/20 points.  

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) gave the wine a barrel score of 95-98 points, adding that  ‘readers will have to be patient, but the 2023 holds considerable promise for those who can wait’.  

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) awarded a score of 95-97+ points. According to her, ‘it slowly emerges from the glass with compelling restraint, offering glimpses at scents of cassis, kirsch, and fresh blackberries followed by nuances of violets, graphite, and cedar chest’.  

Pricing analysis 

According to the Liv-ex Fair Value methodology, Market Prices of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande are 74.1% correlated with scores from Jane Anson. As shown in the chart below, today’s release falls below the Fair Value regression line. As one of the less expensive vintages of the past decade available on the market, it may be of interest to buyers. Those looking for other value opportunities have options in back vintages.   

The 2014, 2017, 2019 and 2021 vintages all fall below the trend line and represent Fair Value 

The 2019 vintage, while available at a slight premium to today’s release, hails from a proven vintage and benefits from additional time in bottle. At a Market Prices of £1,380 it may present reasonable value to buyers. Neal Martin was similarly complimentary of the wine, awarding it his joint-highest score of the past decade, 98 points.  

The 2014 vintage, at a Market Price of £1,050, is available at a 20.5% discount to today’s release and may also be of interest to buyers.  

Use our ready-made list to easily spot opportunities in back-vintages of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and other Left-Bank wines. 

Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 620+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 20,000 wines.         

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